What’s interesting is this looks like another action fest film. Sylvester Stallone penned the script and Gary Fleder is directing. Fleder’s resume includes Life Unexpected and the upcoming CW network’s TV movie/pilot series, Beauty and the Beast. On the big screen, he’s directed the 2003′s Runaway Jury.
James Franco is a rather flexible student/actor because in this movie, Franco is playing the bad guy!
“Story follows Phil Broker (Statham), an ex-DEA agent who moves his family to a quiet town hoping to escape his past. However, he finds the town to be overrun with violence, drug traffickers and an evil meth magnate named Gator (Franco). To save his endangered family, retribution is now the only thing Broker seeks.”
Though I first encountered James Franco playing Harry Osborn in those Sam Raimi movies, I didn’t really take note of him. But then I caught him in 127 Hours and have been rather appreciative of his acting skills since then.
I call him student/actor because during filming of 127 Hours, between takes, he would pull his books out and study, while standing in-place on the Lidar measured canyon set.
Since then, he was in the crude comedic effprt Your Highness (regretted dropping money on that crap.) and then I caught him in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. (Awesome fun movie.)
Right now James Franco has 12 movies in different states of production. Wow! Check it out:
- True Story as Christian Longo, due out in 2014: Pre-production
- The End of the World, due out in 2013 in Post-production
- Oz: The Great and Powerful as Oz (2013) in Post-production
- Alone for the Holidays – Producer (2013) in Pre-production
- Child of God as Jerry & Director, Writer (screenplay) (2013) in Post-production
- The Iceman as Marty, (2013) has completed filming
- Lovelace as Hugh Hefner (2012), Completed filming
- The Letter as Tyrone (2012)
- Spring Breakers as an Alien, due out in Aug, 2012
- Black Dog, Red Dog as Leo, in Post-production
- An Untitled Kink.com Documentary as Director/Producer in Post-production
So for fans of James Franco, you’ve got a lot of movies to look forward to.